Pocius, Alphonsus V. AC&S Division, 3M Company, St. Paul, Minnesota.
- Adhesive joint design
- Adherend surface preparation
- Adhesive application and joint assembly
- Adhesive solidification
- Adhesive evaluation
- Adhesive uses
- Links to Primary Literature
- Additional Readings
The process of using an adhesive to manufacture an assembly. In this article, the adhesive-bonded assembly will be called an adhesive joint, and the materials to which the adhesive adheres will be called the adherends. The adhesive bonding process consists of adhesive joint design, adherend surface preparation, adhesive application, adhesive joint assembly, solidification of the adhesive (if necessary), adhesive joint evaluation, and use of the assembly. See also: Adhesive
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